Although the entire Canary archipelago offers great beaches, in this article we tell you which are the best beaches in the south of Fuerteventura. Heavenly beaches, with incredible colors and crystal clear waters. They have even been recognized by travelers as some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain.
In the northernmost part of southern Fuerteventura, the following beaches are perfect to spend a few days relaxing or practicing water sports.
It is located in the municipality of Pájara, an old fishing village that, with the passage of time, has become a very popular destination.
Morro Jable is made up of white houses built next to the beach. It is part of Jandía, a peninsula that juts into the sea and gives rise to five beaches: Jandía, Morro Jable, Matorral, Risco and Butihondo. All are characterized by long stretches of golden sand and calm waters, the ideal environment if you are traveling with children.
Los Ojos beach is yet another beach in the south of Fuerteventura, specifically between Punta de la Turbina and Punta del Corralito. It is a small beach that you will find by saving the 10 meter drop of the cliff. Access is via a wooden staircase. In this beach the wind blows with force, producing a strong swell that discourages bathing. On the other hand, it is not usually very visited, which makes it the ideal place if you are looking for silence and tranquility.
For many travelers Sotavento beach is synonymous with “paradise”. It is a virgin beach with more than nine kilometers of golden sand perfect for swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Sotavento beach is divided into five smaller beaches: La Barca, El Risco del Paso, El Mirador, Los Canarios and Malnombre. All of them share a natural sand barrier that creates an inland lagoon perfect for beginners in surf sports.
It is also very suitable for snorkeling, due to the transparency of the waters and the shallow depth they reach.
It doesn’t matter if you are traveling as a couple, with children, with friends, or with your family. Each of the beaches in the south of Fuerteventura are so extensive that you will not have a feeling of overcrowding. In some areas, you will even enjoy absolute solitude. Therefore, if you plan to spend the day there, we recommend that you bring enough food and drink, as the only restaurants are north of the beach.
It is one of the five beaches that make up Sotavento. It is far from the most crowded beaches, which makes it an ideal place if you are looking for tranquility.
The Mal Nombre beach is a large expanse of sand in a completely unspoiled area, next to the mouth of the ravine of the same name. It is 1.3 kilometers long and is bordered by cliffs that reach the water.
Most of the beach is golden sand, although you will find some parts with black rock detached from the cliffs. The water is transparent and you will be able to observe at a glance numerous fish that come to nibble the feet of swimmers.
Next to the beach access you will find a very large parking lot that rarely fills up. It also has a snack bar with cold drinks and some typical dishes from the area. There is also a rental service for parasols and sunbeds if you prefer not to carry them.
It is one of the least urbanized beaches of the island. Cofete is 12 kilometers of wild beach located in the southern part of Fuerteventura where you will enjoy a total sense of freedom. With golden sand and a rough sea with strong waves, perfect for practicing your favorite sports.
Cofete beach still has very little urban development. This also translates into a lack of services, such as parking or restaurants. In fact, the ideal way to get there is in a four-wheel drive vehicle, since access is by a dirt road. In exchange, here you will enjoy nature in its purest form.
Another of the most emblematic beaches of Fuerteventura, located south of the Jandia peninsula. It is a very windy area, especially during the summer months. This makes it a favorite destination for kitesurfing, surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts, with numerous specialty stores throughout the area. The calm waters and endless stretch of white sand are a perfect attraction if you are looking for a perfect day at the beach.
Risco del Paso belongs to the Sotavento beach system and is located in the southernmost area. Being an area of gentle slopes, the tides form lagoons in its retreat that are a refuge for numerous birds. You can also admire different species of xerophilous and halophilous vegetation.
A small beach, compared to the rest of the beaches of Sotavento. It is not as well known as its big sisters, therefore we recommend it if you want to spend a relaxing day.
It is a very cozy beach with transparent waters and very fine sand. It has no services of any kind, so we recommend that you bring everything you might need. You should also bring a parasol, since at noon, the sun hits hard.
Costa Calma is perfect if you are looking for a beach with all the services at your disposal and close to several accommodations. Protected from the wind by some hotels and private urbanizations. The sand is only a few steps away from the swimming pools of the resorts built in the area.
The hotel options on this beach are very wide, with establishments for all budgets. In addition, you will find hammock rental services, emergency post, lifeguards and leisure activities.
These are the best beaches in the south of Fuerteventura. Here you will enjoy golden sand dunes, clean and crystalline waters and long sandy beaches where you can stroll along the seashore. Everything you could wish for can be found in the beaches of the south of Fuerteventura.